Beer Thief Caught In Job Interview

A man who stole beer from a grocery store applied for a job at the same store.

The Telegraph says the lager thief showed up for an interview, but it did not go well

When he was invited in for an interview, the local manager recognised his face, Burnley Crown Court heard.

The unnamed manager then checked CCTV footage from earlier that week and identified Holden stealing four boxes of lager worth £40 from the same store.

When confronted during the interview, he fled – and stole two more boxes of beer as ran through the front door.

This is a surveillance success story, as much as it is a case (pun not intended) of a really stupid thief. Although the cameras did not prevent theft, they aided in identification, which clearly helped the manager avoid hiring someone who stole from the store. Would have been much worse to hire and then “can” the thief. It also helped with prosecution.

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